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threshold and convince people he can be commander-in- chief. >> a new poll shows mitt romney closed in on the president's lead following last week's debate. the new research poll gives mitt romney a four point edge. >> foreign policy will be the focus of the final presidential debate on october 22. the next face-off between the present and mitt romney is next week in hempstead, new york. >> the rain is staying away so far. we're surrounded by it but downtown baltimore remains dry. 54 degrees, 6 mile an hour wind coming out of the east and northeast. the rain will not be far away. the chances are pretty good that a shower will track through. this is headed northeast on -- it does not look like a rainout but the chance for showers will be there for least another couple of hours. in west virginia and parts of western maryland, some wet snow mixed in in the highest elevations. the first pitches after a p.m. this evening. the rain chances will be running at 50-50. that is improved. temperatures are cooler. will drop into the upper 40's to around 50. it does not look like it is a washout.
-studded fundraising concert, heads to san francisco today with romney's poll numbers improving. >> they're looking very good. >> reporter: after the debate, romney is within two points of the president. and tomorrow, both candidates head to ohio, battleground ohio, where early voting is already under way. tomorrow is the last day to register to vote there. veronica? >> thank you. mitt romney will deliver that major policy speech before noon eastern, but the obama campaign is issuing a preemptive strike with this new tv ad criticizing the republican candidate's past foreign policy faux pas. take a look. >> reckless. amateurish. that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaffe-filled july tour of england, israel, and poland, when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, "the new york times" said romney's response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. >> the obama campaign sed this will be romney's seventh speech on foreign policy. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez gets to keep his job for another seven years, but his re-election came in the slimmest mar
today," the race tightens. the latest polls among registered voters put obama and romney dead even. >>> sandusky speaks. hours before being sentenced on 45 counts of child sexual abuse, the 68-year-old proclaims his innocence. >>> and curious scovery. the mars rover finds a bright object on the surface, but what the mars rover finds a bright object on the surface, but what exactly is it? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and the race is on. the 2012 presidential election is just four weeks away, and now new polls show the race between president obama and republican rival mitt romney is closer than ever. nbc's tracie potts has the latest on this. >>> lynn, good morning. it depends which polls you're looking at. a new pew research poll shows romney got a boost. gallup has the president up five points. they think he got a boost after the positive jobs report. mitt romney in virginia yesterday, he moves on today to iowa and ohio, but in virginia he gave a foreign policy speech where he said the world is more dangerous now because
, but remains volatile. the polls had different results. the latest poll shows romney leads, now up four points between the likely voters, but a new gallup poll shows the president up by five. looking to capitalize on his momentum, today, romney tried to frame himself as a steady commander-in-chief, and in what his campaign feels is a major foreign policy speech, accusing president obama of weak leadership. >> i know that president obama hopes for a weaker middle east, but hope is not a strategy. >> reporter: and calling for a change of course, but offering few new policy details, romney argued that the middle east is a more dangerous place since the president took office, citing serious civil war. the potential of a nuclear iran, and last month's terrorist attack in libya, that left four americans, including the u.s. ambassador, dead. >> it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the president to use his greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind. >> reporter: the obama campaign was quick with a rebut all, they talked about specifics. >> now i'm a professor, he gave abso
be there after his team attacked mitt romney for a lack of specifics. >> a new poll shows mitt romney taking the lead in the race for the white house. we have the details in this morning's commitment 2012 report. >> tomorrow it is congressman's turn to top foreign-policy. it is of the mitt romney address in virginia. >> these attacks were the the leverage work of terrorists. they use violence to impose their dark ideology on others. >> mitt romney told cadets that americans should be asking questions about how the attack in libya happened as part of his tough critique of president obama's foreign-policy. >> i know the president holes for a steeper middle east. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. >> behind the tough talk, he is an erratic and irresponsible. >> mitt romney accused the president of leading from behind as it calls for starter involvement in syria, a bigger push for peace between israel and palestine and tougher talk to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. critics want more specifics. >> i think it is full of platitudes and free of substance. >> polls have genera
in that key state have been getting plenty of time with president obama and his republican rival mitt romney. both candidates campaigned hard in the buckeye state tuesday. in fact, romney is spending four out of five days there this week. the reason, a new cnn orc poll shows it is a close rate for ohio's 18 electoral votes with 51% of likely voters backing president obama, 47% for romney. that, of course, made closer after last week's debate. meanwhile, ohio's election chief, a republican, has asked the supreme court to reinstate a new law that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocks the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back in the white house this morning. nbc's tracie pots joins us now with all the latest from washington, tracie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lynn. good morning, everyone. the president is closing the gap in a number of these battleground states and it continues to say the $5 trillion tax cut romney's proposing would add to the deficit and romney insists it is absol
the hour. here's matt. >> all right, savannah, to the presidential race and a new poll showing mitt romney now leading president obama. we'll talk about that with senator john mccain in just a couple of minutes, but first nbc's peter alexander is on the campaign trail in newport news, virginia. peter, good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. as you noted, this race appears to be tightening now with exactly four weeks to go, and on monday mitt romney, trying to present himself as a plausible commander in chief, attacked the president saying that the middle east has become a more dangerous place than when president obama took office. the latest pit stop in president obama's effort to reach his fund-raising goal of $1 billion, san francisco. >> we cannot afford to be complacent, and we cannot afford to be cynical. we've got to look back at the progress we've made, and that should give us confidence, but we have to understand that we've got a lot more to do. >> reporter: in virginia, a reinvigorated mitt romney may as we will have been singing in the rain, a downpour. >> people wo
before voters had to the polls. the race is growing even tighter. hallie jackson has this afternoon's commitment 2012 report. >> now it is all about momentum as two new polls from reuters and talent show mitt romney closing the gap that existed before last week's debate. >> we had a good week last week, no doubt about it. i think we take it one day at a time. >> today mitt romney will focus on foreign policy. >> obama has been commander in chief for the past four years. >> romney is coming off of a strong debate performance against president obama. >> i asked him with white 23 million americans out of work, he spent the first two years fighting for obama care instead of them. >> he insisted it was not the real obama or his policies that might-- the real romney or his politics that night. >> he did a superb acting job. >> the present pope a little fun at himself at an l.a. concert featuring stars like steve wonder. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i cannot always say the same. [laughter] >> now the pressure is on for the vice-presidential candidates to perform as
is not clear how many received contaminated injections'. >> in this morning's live a 2012 report, mitt romney heads to roll higher today, one day after laying out his vision for foreign policy. president obama will also be in the book i state. all of this comes as the new poll shows iran the taking the lead in the race for the white house. >> tomorrow it is congress's turn to talk foreign-policy when a house committee investigates an attack in libya. >> the administration has finally conceded these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists. the use violence to oppose the dark ideology on others. >> american should be asking questions about how the attack in libya happened. i know the president hopes for more prosperous middle east a line with us. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. the obama to respond to the web video. >> he has been erratic, and stay -- and steady and irresponsible on the world stage. >> he calls for a bigger push in palestine and israel. d itics wanted more specifics. although polls have shown more people favor president obama when it comes to foreign polic
eight days, think about it, we'll see the final two debates as polls show mitt romney now improving his standing in key battleground states of florida, virginia, and ohio. look at those polls. meanwhile, this weekend, people are still debating who won the vice presidential face-off as "saturday night live" had some fun with the vice president's over the top performance. >> congressman ryan, we begin with your opening statement. >> thank you. first of all, i want to thank center college for hosting us this evening. >> oh, boy. here we go. oh, man. >> four years ago, president obama made a promise -- >> [ laughter ] >> that he would bring down unemployment below 6%. >> oh, this guy. >> joining us now for our own debate of sorts, republican governor bob mcdonnell. he is the republican governor of virginia, and seen frequently on the campaign trail with mitt romney. the former democratic governor of michigan and now host of current tv's "the war room" jennifer granholm. rounding out the roundtable for the hour, the mayor of atlanta, democrat kasim reed. republican strategist alex castellano
heat. the poll that averages the results show that mitt romney has the result of 40% of likely voters compared to the president's 40 some persons trade suggesting rahm a gotbaums from his performance. and pat study said -- an independent study said the dream act could at monetary help. the processorprofessor said it e likely to earn jobs. >> with that the debate and saw that there was not much of their of cost and benefits. we want to fill that gap. this will appear next ballot i.s. question 4. the cdc is reporting 119 confirmed cases no in the past month. got you . >> lawmakers say the problem here is that compounding pharmacies fall into a regular tour black hole. their manthey -- may not be enough in place to protect the public. creeks and many as 13 dozen people have exposed positions produce more compelling part -- a compounding armenty. the result is a dangerous double standard. >> if you are a drug manufacturer, you have to get their approval and make sure the drug is safe and effective. theou're a, a policy requirements are not being enforced. it has been recalled alonger with
, 6:00 p.m. pacific time right here on nfc. >>> the latest nbc news wall street journal marist polls find that republican nominee mitt romney has surged in three swing states. governor romney's largest gain was in virginia where he now leads president obama 48 to 47%. that's a virtual tie and within the margin of error. in florida president obama retains a one point lead over romney, 48 to 47%. in that key battleground state of ohio mitt romney gained two points but the president still leads 51 to 45. >>> well, elsewhere today marks one month since the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. yesterday the white house again lied any intentional coverup of what led to the assault and said the investigation continues. lawmakers demanded to know how lax security may have been and whether warning signs were simply ignored. nbc's steve handlesman is in washington. >> reporter: to highlight his concern, president obama had his terrorism advisor john brennan in libya to push the investigation of the 9/11 2012 attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others.
about momentum as reuters polls show romney closing the gap after last week's debate. >> we had a good week last week, a good week this week and a good week after. you take one day at a time. >> for today, mitt romney will focus on foreign policy as he's expected to attack the president for being too weak in the middle east. >> obama has been commander in chief for the last four years. >> romney is coming off what most agree is a strong debate performance against president obama. >> i asked him, for instance, why it was with 23 million americans out of work or struggling to find a good job, he spent the first two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for them. >> the obama team insists it was not the real mitt romney or the policies. >> this is dishonest. >> not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> mitt did a superb acting job. he did everything but learn a tap dance. >> the president poked a little fun at himself at an l.a. concert featuring stars like stevie wonder. >> they performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> but now, the pressure is o
rival mitt romney drummed up support of virginia as two new national polls show a volatile race. in one romney leads the president by four points among likely voters, and in the or the president leads romney by five points. >>> convicted child sexual abuser jerry sandusky receives his sentence today. the former penn state assistant football coach is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. on the eve of his sentencing the 68-year-old released an audio recording from jail maintaining his innocence and blaming a massive conspiracy for the accusations against him. several of sdusk i's accusers are set to address the judge at this morning's hearing. >>> the death toll in a national meningitis outbreak is rising. monday night a national hospital announced the death of a patient from the rare but lethal form of meningitis linked to steroid injections given for back pain. if confirmed by the cdc, it will bring the total toll to nine. health officials now say as many as 13,000 people may have been injected with those contaminated drugs. >>> new hope for some 5 million americans sufferi
hailing friday's unemployment numbers. governor romney on a roll after wednesday's debate. and with just 30 days until election day some polls show the race tightening. coming up, we'll break it all down for you. >>> a new trend in an increasing number of companies pea touring overweight people in their ads. is this a new age in advertising? we'll talk about it. >>> then, this is a crazy story, listen to this, a south carolina man comes home from vacation to find things in his house just as he left them. great, no problem. but hold on. when his kids go on facebook they see something familiar, their house, with other teenagers having a wild party right there in their home. coming up, why these teens could be in big trouble all because they overshared online. >> a little risky business. >>> a bit later i'll catch up with the director and the cast of the "princess bride." it was released 25 years ago. hard to believe. didn't make a big splash at the time certainly at the box office but since then it's become so somewhat of a cult classic. its lines are often quoted. the robin wright film an
around. he's got to be seen as being aggressive but yet not overall aggressive. >> romney has enjoyed a post-debate bounce in polls and boost of confidence on the campaign trail. >> there's more energy and passion, people are getting behind this campaign. >> at a town hall without a podium and with audience interaction, the candidate's style and body language can take on added weight. at the first town hall style presidential debate in 1992, president george h.w. bush repeatedly checked his watch, a sign some said showed he didn't want to be there. bill clinton highlighted his ability to connect with voters. one thing that can make it hard for a candidate to be aggressive is a question like this. >> can we focus on the issues and not the personalities and the mud? >> liquidities say the format could be good for the president. >> he will absolutely be able to draw from that energy, the energy of the public and the crowd. >> as for romney -- >> one of his big challenges during this entire campaign has been not being able to connect with the common man and woman and child. he's got to be
obama and governor romney are closer is ever but are they really? we will talk to a pollster about this details. >> all eyes are on the polls and they show a tighter race since last week's debate. how tough it is not so clear. mitt romney is doing much better up by five points over president obama. ohio and iowa could determine a winner. the numbers give him a new covenants but there is a gallup survey that says those numbers are going back down. >> as we continue to track it down, we think some of that is dissipating. >> the president is behind by two points among likely voters where this is the final day for brodeur registration. researchers say abortion remains a key issue for voters as it has in recent elections. that is as high a percentage as gallup has measured since the 1990's. another 45% of voters say abortion is one of the many important factors it will consider when casting their ballot. anti-abortion advocates are more likely to say it will consider -- iskandariyah's position on the issue. >> wyland clashes on the streets of athens. all sport by a visit by german chanc
in common with his wife, ann. >> they are both breast cancer survivors. >> reporter: the romney campaign hopes this is a sign of a trend, the polls surge showing that the trend is higher among women voters. on monday, he seemed to soften his position on abortion. >> there is no legislation on abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. >> reporter: the obama campaign jumped on the comment, writing, we know where he stands on a woman's right to choose, pointing to last comments made in 2007. >> so i would like to see roev wade, where people themselves have the ability to put in pro-life legislation. >> reporter: today in ohio, romney was pressed to clarify. >> i think i said time and again, i'm a pro life candidate and will be a pro life president. >> reporter: meanwhile, president obama talked about his lackluster performance. >> it is fair to say i was too polite. >> reporter: bill clinton mocked romney in las vegas monday. >> i had a different reaction to the first debate than a lot of people did. i mean, i thought wow. here is old moderate mitt. where you been
about momentum now as two new polls from gallup and reuters show mitt romney closing the gap that existed before last week's debate. >> a good week last week. no doubt about it. we have to have a good week this week and the week after. we take it one day at a time. >> and today for mitt romney will focus on foreign policy as he's expected to attack the president for being too weak in the middle east. >> in policy, obama has been commander in chief in the last four years. >> romney is coming off of what most observers agree is a small debate performance by president obama. >> 23 million americans out of work struggling to find a good job. he spent the first two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for them. >> the obama team insisted it was not the real mitt romney or the policies that night. >> this is dishonest. >> not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> not going to take away from his theatrical performance. he did a superb job. he did everything but learn a tap dance. >> the president poked a little fun at himself at a concert. >> they perform flawlessly nig
was proud of mitt romney last week. we will have another great debate next week. >> aides say mr. romney has already conducted practice town halls with swing state voters. >> our commitment 2012 coverage continues online. keep track of the candidates and who is leading the polls. you will find all of the details on the politics page. the longtime gop senator turned democrat died this weekend at his home in philadelphia from complications of non hodgkin's lymphoma. he was the chairman of the senate judiciary committee and played a key role in the confirmation hearings of bork and thomas. in april of 2009, he startled senators when he announced he was switching to the democratic party. the next year, he lost the democratic primary. ed rendell said he did more for the people of pennsylvania with a possible exception of ben franklin. he was 82 years old. the most recent study performed by the austrian daredevil known as fearless felix. >> he traveled at incredible speeds. our wind is picking up. 16 miles an hour around the airport. 15 miles downtown. that is ahead of the next cold front. a live
last night. after mitt romney's strong showing in last week's presidential debate and the shake-up in the polls, the pressure is on like never before. for joe biden, it is like -- is about stopping the momentum of the other side. >> calling out the inconsistencies of the other side. and that would be considered a win for him. >> and for ryan? >> to make a good case for his budget proposals in a way that average people can understand. it is hard to discuss these things without delving too much into the wonky details. >> outside the debate hall, organizers are holding a party. >> i am supporting ryan and i just want to hear what they have to say. >> i came to support obama and to listen to the debate and be here to say, kentucky, we have obama supporters here. >> the debate will cover foreign and domestic issues. it will be divided into nine different segments lasting about 10 minutes each. we understand biden will get the first question and ryan will get the last word. wbal-tv 11 news. >> how aggressive can we expect the candidates to be tonight? >> i think we could see joe biden
as a new poll shows romney has trimmed his opponent's advantage to four points. >> i need you fired up. i need you ready to go to vote because we've got some work to do. we've got an election to win. everything that we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012. >> reporter: ohio is the closest thing to a must-win battleground for both campaigns no. republican president has won the white house without t.obtuse, romney waded into an explosive social issue telling "the des moines register" as president he would not pursue any legislation with regards to abortion, an apparent shift on an issue the obama campaign has tried to use against him. the president's campaign pounced writing we know the truth about where he stands on a woman's right to choose. meanwhile, the campaign's "sesame street" sideshow has turned into a regular feature. will.i.am opened the president's rally yesterday with a familiar theme ♪ sunny day." >> somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. who knew that he was driving our deficit? >> he's focused on saving big is kind of a strange thing in my view because, you se
the stage, i met this very spiritefellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> the economy is again the central focus. the new jobs numbers drop the unm employment rate below 9%. >> we have made too much progress. >> a sign of recovery as the voters head to the polls. we cover it all this morning. the policy fight emerging from the debate and the policy. what does the debate reveal about these two men? >>> plus, our preview of the vice presidential debate this coming week. this morning, a special panel. obama campaign senior adviser robert gibbs. former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. hilary rosen. mike murphy. and nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director chuck todd. >>> and finally, what you haven't heard from arnold schwarzenegger this week. a revealing conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> and good morning
leave. >> less than a month until voters go to the polls, bringing this presidential campaign season to an end. and between mitt romney's strong debate performance and a slight drop in the unemployment numbers, there have been some game changing twists this week and peter alexander has the latest from the campaign trail. >> after a week that re-energized republicans and reinvigorated the race, president obama is trying to blunt mitt romney's momentum, embracing the unemployment news. >> more americans are entering the work force, more americans are getting jobs. >> but romney hasn't ceded ground, last night attacking the president for what he calls failed policy that is stifle growth. >> the participation of our adults in the workforce were the same at the time he was elected, our unemployment rate would be 11%. >> $181 million funds raised by the obama in september. with romney collecting more than $12 million following the debate. >> both sides will have a tremendous amount of money down the final stretch of this campaign, particularly that obama $1 81 million, allowing them potent
and we see it in the polling too that people are feeling better about the direction of the economy. that may hurt romney's argument by saying, you know, that we have to switch leadership at this point. >> before i let you go, let us know what is coming up on meet the press this morning. >> we will talk about this in our own debate setting and one on one interview with steven colbert in character and out of character as he talks about the political race and system he tries to expose. >> sounds like a good show. we will be watching. david, thanks. >> ai thanks, lester. >> you can catch the next presidential debate news night at 9:00 eastern, 6 awning pacific here on nbc. >> tom is over at the news desk. hey, good morning. >> good morning jenna and lester. good morning, everyone. another person died from the outbreak of a rare form of meningitis. 15 people have died and 198 people have been infected in more than a dozen states. >>> overseas where the shooting of a girl while on hes her way home from school horrified people in pakistan and internationally. the girl was shot for promoti
the big winner in that first debate, mr. romney has faced a larger, more enthusiastic crowd ever since. campaigning wednesday in the critical battleground state of ohio, trailing in the polls, but narrowing the gap. >> and the key thing i want people across ohio to understand and to ask themselves as you go into the voting booth, as you vote is can we really afford the cost of barack obama? and the answer is no. >> reporter: now tonight's debate will be a town hall format with questions coming from members of the audience. it will focus on both domestic and foreign issues. savannah? >> ron mott, thank you. so what should we expect tonight? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press." and chuck todd is the chief white house correspondent. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with your new poll. florida, ohio, and virginia. the battleground states, we'll put the results on the screen. and what we see is a tight, tight dead heat in florida and in virginia. in ohio, you still see the president hanging on to a lead. i guess you could say that romney
a look at this chart. it's hilarious. is this a gallop poll showing rom my's surge? no. it's a depiction of btu. peabody energy in the week before and the week after the debate. look, the romney wins, the one that led off with the governor saying he would be more pro-coal than obama. if you think that obama has learned his lesson and comes out swinging, may i suggest that you buy puts on btu because that will be my best short on the week if you think obama has his game back. right back to there. bottom line, a lot of earnings coming out mechanics week. a lot of process, all right? you got to really process everything. just make sure you stop, look, and listen before you do anything haste. where i a ton of information. we'll do our best to process and profit in one of the busiest weeks. greg in my home state of new jersey. greg. >> a familiar boo-yah right back at you. >> caller: with a travel spot taking a hit today, what do you think the future prospects are for priceline given the economic sluggishness particularly in europe? >> well, remember, it's actually been a bishop so far. hotel
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